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Rufus Wainwright - Take All My Loves tribute to 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death / Vanity Fair

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There are a lot of options out there, from all over the globe, for commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23. But none of them likely come with the same rock 'n' roll pedigree as Rufus Wainwright's Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets. The album, which will be released on April 22, is precisely what it promises: adaptations of nine Shakespeare sonnets, performed by Wainwright and a series of remarkable special guests, from Carrie Fisher and William Shatner to Florence Welch and opera singer Anna Prohaska.

For as diverse as the album is though, the lead single, "A Woman's Face"-the video premieres exclusively above-is classic Wainwright, featuring the singer's unmistakable voice and the same raw emotions familiar from his most popular songs. "It's a nice way to make some sense of all the wondrous confusion that's occurring, in a very Shakespearean manner," Wainwright says about the song, which is the second version of the sonnet on the album-the first is sung by Prohaska. "There are so many guest performers, and it's nice to bring it back to the fact that at the end of the day, I did write all this music, and I am a fairly good singer," Wainwright adds with a laugh.

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